Gender Equality Mainstreaming in Investment

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The GEM Framework

The Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) Framework is an approach developed by MEDA as a how-to manual – a practical guide and toolkit – for assessing gender equality, and identifying, implementing and measuring gender equality mainstreaming strategies within companies. The framework builds upon the environment, social, governance (ESG) investment standard by mainstreaming gender across a range of ESG criteria. Designed for investors and capacity builders, the ultimate aim of the framework is to transform companies into more gender equitable companies while supporting business growth and impact.

The Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) Framework and self-assessment are currently under development. MEDA will launch the GEM Framework in January 2018. Please come back and visit us then!

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to Devon Krainer at